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What will you do with your life?

jpiilife“I would like to ask each one of you: What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?”- Pope St. John Paul II

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"Do whatever he tells you"

wineI am sure that you all want to build your life on a solid foundation which will enable you to stand up to the trials that will never be lacking – a rock foundation. And you see before you Mary, the Virgin of Nazareth, the humble handmaid of the Lord, who points to her Son, saying: "Do whatever he tells you", that is, listen to Jesus, obey Jesus, his commandments, place your trust in Him. This is the only project for a truly successful and happy life. This is also the one source that gives the deepest meaning to life.

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Do not be afraid of Christ!

door“I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life. Amen.”

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Christ, the faithful friend who never lets us down

"Christ is Your True Friend" -St. John Paul II
Dear Friends, spontaneously in your hearts, in the enthusiasm of your young years, you know the answer, and you are saying it through your presence here this evening: Christ alone is the cornerstone on which it is possible to build solidly one’s existence. Only Christknown, contemplated, and lovedis the faithful friend who never lets us down, who becomes our travelling companion, and whose words warm our hearts (cf. Lk 24:13-35).

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Learn Married Love

Learn married LoveTo set out on the path of the married vocation means to learn married love day by day, year by year: love according to soul and body, love that "is patient, is kind, that does not insist on its own way... and does not rejoice at wrong": love that "rejoices in the right", love that "endures all things".(66)

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“Who do you say that I am?”

Who do you say I am?Dear young people, today Christ is asking you the same question which he asked the Apostles: “Who do you say that I am?” Respond to him with generosity and courage, as befits young hearts like your own. Say to him: “Jesus, I know that you are the Son of God, who has given your life for me. I want to follow you faithfully and to be led by your word. You know me and you love me. I place my trust in you and I put my whole life in your hands. I want you to be the power that strengthens me and the joy which never leaves me.”

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Yes, discovering Christ is the greatest adventure of your life.

Know Christ

Yes, discovering Christ is the greatest adventure of your life. But a single encounter with Him is not enough. Each encounter with Him becomes an invitation to seek Him even more, to get to know Him still better through prayer, participation in the Sacraments, meditation on his Word, and through catechesis and the teachings of the Church. This is our most important task, as St Paul had well understood when he wrote: "For me, indeed, to live is Christ." (Phil 1:21)

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Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places

Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and preach the Gospel - St. John Paul II

Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel (Cfr. Rom 1,16 ). It is the time to preach it from the rooftops (Cfr. Matth 10,27 ). Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern "metropolis."

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